Aircraft Photo of OB-T-1326 | Convair 440-40 Metropolitan | Aero Norte | #2603
Registration / Serial:OB-T-1326
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 340/440/540/580/640 (C-131)
Aircraft Version:Convair 440-40 Metropolitan
C/n (msn):447
Operator Titles:Aero Norte
City / Airport:Lima - Callao / Jorge Chávez InternationalMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: SPJC   IATA: LIM   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:March 1992
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2603
Photo Comment

Once well-known in Europe as Finnair's OH-LRF from new in 1957, this Convair was written off ferrying to Bolivia as CP-2256 for SASA on 13.9.93. Two hours after take-off from Lima, the crew realised that the magnetic compass was broken. Due to low fog the crew were not able get a visual fix so they climbed to FL180 to locate the Cordillera Mountain range. When the engines started to backfire, a belly landing was safely made in open countryside

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